Our legacy training for global business leaders since 1964 shapes our future as the world’s most international business school.
In 1964, Hult International Business School was established as America's first corporate university, then known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management. ADL focused on delivering a practical business education for managers. The teaching pedagogy adopted was different from other business schools because it emphasized "action learning" - applying classroom theory in the real world. This methodology was honed over 40 years and is central to Hult's pioneering approach to practical business education today.
In 2003, one of Europe's most successful entrepreneurs, Bertil Hult, financially supported the school to expand its teaching methodology to not only train effective managers, but also prepare them to thrive on a global stage. Bertil Hult strongly believed students must experience cultural differences and global business practices firsthand, expanding the school from its single Boston location to a global network of campuses including London, Dubai, Shanghai, and San Francisco under the name Hult International Business School.
Hult's compelling vision of a practical and global business education has attracted many students from around the world. Today, the school has grown to become the world's largest graduate business school. Our growth demonstrates the tremendous demand for a useful and enduring business school education.